New ‘20/20’ Features Scott Falater Who Claimed He Killed His Wife While Sleepwalking

Exclusive Interview by Co-Anchor Amy Robach

‘20/20’ Features Exclusive Footage from Prison Visit Between Falater and His Son, 24 Years After Murder

‘20/20’ Airs Friday, Jan. 29 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC


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When Scott Falater’s neighbor witnessed him drag his wife into their backyard pool and hold her head underwater after he stabbed her, it may have seemed to be an open-and-shut case. That was until Falater acted utterly stunned at the accusations and maintained he had no recollection of killing his wife. With no criminal record and a seemingly good marriage, Falater’s actions also puzzled his family and friends. But when Falater claimed to have a sleepwalking disorder, it raised the stunning question: was he asleep during the murder? The intriguing case quickly made headlines as the media covered the trial gavel to gavel. “20/20” co-anchor Amy Robach sat down for an exclusive jailhouse interview with Falater in his first interview since his conviction 22 years ago. In the emotional interview Falater opens up about the killing, his children and his life in prison. “20/20” features exclusive footage from the prison visit between Falater and his son, Michael, who was just 12 years old at the time of the murder. The two-hour program also features the first interviews with Joel Tranter and Steven Stanowicz; the first network TV interview with Kemp Layden; and members of the Phoenix Police Department at the time of the murder about what they saw when they were some of the first to arrive at the crime scene. “20/20” also includes interviews with the renowned sleep experts who testified that they believed Falater was sleepwalking and some of the jurors. “20/20” airs Friday, Jan. 29 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader in the long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features hard-hitting investigative reports, in-depth coverage of high profile trials, unforgettable, character-driven stories and exclusive newsmaker interviews. In conjunction with ABC Audio, “20/20” produced top true crime podcasts “A Killing on the Cape” and “Cutthroat Inc.” “20/20” airs Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EST on ABC, and is available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

David Sloan is senior executive producer and Janice Johnston is executive producer. Matt Lombardi is senior producer, and Andrew Paparella and Scott Engel are producers of this episode.

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January 27, 2021 8:00am ET by ABC Publicity  


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